Why Are Facial Toners Important in Skincare?

Published: May 31 2024
Why Are Facial Toners Important in Skincare?

While cleansers and moisturizers tend to steal the spotlight, there’s one overlooked product, the facial toner! Toners work wonders for your skin, offering a multitude of benefits to elevate your skincare routine. Our newest toner, our Redness + Clarifying Mist, helps control oil and soothes red, angry skin!

What Exactly is a Facial Toner?

Water-based facial toners are designed to balance the skin’s pH levels, remove impurities, and help prepare the skin to absorb subsequent skincare products in your routine. Traditionally, toners were used for their astringent properties, which helped to tighten pores and remove excess oil. Nowadays, modern toners, like our Redness + Clarifying Mist, have evolved to offer a wide range of benefits, doing more than simple cleansing.

The Benefits of Using a Facial Toner

  1. Balances pH Levels: Our skin’s delicate pH balance can be disrupted by harsh cleansers, leading to issues like dryness, sensitivity, and acne. Facial toners help to restore the skin's pH levels, keeping it healthy and resilient.
  2. Removes Impurities: Even after cleansing, there may still be traces of makeup, dirt, and oil on your skin, clogging your pores. Toners work to gently remove these impurities, ensuring that your skin is clean and fresh.
  3. Hydration Boost: Humectant ingredients like hypochlorous acid, attract moisture to the skin and help to keep it hydrated throughout the day.
  4. Tightens Pores: While not all toners have astringent properties, some are formulated to help tighten pores, giving the skin a smoother and more refined appearance.
  5. Prepares the Skin for Treatment: By removing impurities and balancing the skin's pH, toners create a clean canvas that allows serums, moisturizers, and other treatment products to penetrate more deeply, maximizing their effectiveness.

How to Add Facial Toners to Your Skincare Routine

It’s easy to add a facial toner to your existing skincare routine! The best time to use a toner is right after cleansing. Be sure to focus your toner on areas that tend to be oilier or more congested. Follow up with your favorite serums, moisturizers, and SPF to lock in hydration and protect your skin throughout the day.

Additionally, you can use our gentle Redness + Clarifying Mist throughout the day whenever you need to freshen up! It’s particularly useful for calming skin after a workout or spending time outdoors.

Choosing the Right Facial Toner

As with any skincare product, it’s important to consider your skin type and specific concerns. If you have dry or sensitive skin, look for alcohol-free formulas. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, you want ingredients that help control excess oil and minimize breakouts.

Here at Peace Out, we consider ourselves the Experts in Acne Prone Skin, so naturally, our toner, the Redness + Clarifying Mist, is made for those of you who deal with frustrating breakouts.

Our Dermatology Partner, Dr. Carol Cheng says our Redness + Clarifying Mist is “especially good for acne-prone skin” and “can be used every day and all over the body” because of its ingredients:

  • Hypochlorous Acid: gentle, yet highly effective at calming inflammation, repairing the skin barrier, reducing redness, and minimizing breakouts
  • Zinc and Arnica: natural redness reducers that cool and protect stressed skin
  • Triple Clay Blend: dries excess oil, cleans impurities from pores, and relieves visible redness and dry skin

Dr. Carol Cheng is a Board-Certified Dermatologist, Pediatric Dermatologist, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of California Los Angeles.

Remember, consistency is key when it comes to skincare, so be patient and give your skin time to reap the rewards of this new step in your routine.

Wrapping It Up

Once the “optional” step in your skincare routine, facial toners are now recognized as an essential step in any routine. From balancing pH levels to hydrating the skin and preparing it for treatment, toners offer multitudes of benefits that can help you achieve a healthy, glowing complexion.

Ready to try them for yourself? Order your Redness + Clarifying Mist today!

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